I have been teaching, speaking about, and writing about business and social etiquette and doing business in foreign cultures for 32 years.  As the first independent, international meeting planner in the USA, I planned over 2500 meetings, trade shows and events in 102 countries.
My presentations are witty, skill oriented and leave participants with immediately actionable skills to enhance their professionalism and social lives.

Cynthia Lett is currently the only etiquette & protocol expert holding both the Certified Etiquette Professional (CEP®) and Certified Protocol Professional (CPP®) in the world.These are designations earned by examination through the International Society of Protocol & Etiquette Professionals. Since 1983, her expertise has been as a professional consultant in Business & Social Etiquette, Business & Social Entertaining, International Protocol and Executive Communications Skills and International Meeting Planning. She has been a seminar speaker and coach in 103 countries - teaching and advising on these subjects. She offers private and corporate consultation and seminars on the power skills necessary to compete in the international business arena. Clients include major universities, Fortune 500 companies, international associations and savvy professionals from all levels of the corporate ladder. She taught the Masters level course, "Business Protocol" for the George Washington University, Elliott School of International Affairs for eight years.
Ms. Lett is the principal of The Lett Group (www.lettgroup.com) and the founder and Executive Director of the International Society of Protocol & Etiquette Professionals (www.ispep.org) . She is the host of Modern Civiltiy with Cynthia Lett, an Internet talk show.  Ms. Lett is a regular on-air contributor to Fox News Channel, Fox Business Channel, and various radio talk shows nationwide. As a frequent contributor to trade and business publications she ranks as one of the most widely quoted etiquette and protocol experts in the United States of America and Great Britain.
As Founder and Executive Director of The International Society of Protocol and Etiquette Professionals, Ms. Lett developed the only internationally recognized professional certification programs for the etiquette and protocol fields. To date there have been exam takers from over eleven countries who have earned the CPP® and CEP® designations. As a leader in the field, Ms. Lett continues to guide the careers of many trainers of the subjects through her Protégé Program and training.
Since 1983 to present- Ms. Lett is President and Owner of Creative Planning International, Inc. (www.creativeplanning.com) - a consulting firm specializing in producing meetings and events for corporations and associations internationally. In this capacity Ms. Lett has planned over 2,400 meetings of 5-4,000 participants for corporations and associations in 102 countries. In 1987 she produced a training program for other meeting planners about how to plan international meetings. She has been featured and quoted in publications such as FoxNews.com, FN.com, International Herald Tribune, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Newsweek (US and Japan issues), The Age Education Magazine, Office.com, Prime Life, FSB: Corporate Gift-Giving 101, Meetings & Conventions, The Business Journal, SGMP NATCAP, Pioneer Living (A made for PBS special), Phone + Magazine, and not to forget Entrepreneur Magazine, The Harvard Business Review, Ohio Business Review, Training and Development Journal, CIO Magazine and others. During 1990, Ms. Lett was lauded by the Wall Street Journal after she planned and executed a groundbreaking series of Business Exchange meetings in the Soviet Union for entrepreneurs from the United States who wished to learn about joint ventures with the Soviets in many different fields. Some of Creative Planning International's clients have included Wall Street Journal, A. T. & T., MCI Telecommunications Corporation, Eli Lilly and Company, U.S.Department of State, McKinsey and Company, McDonalds International, Duracell International, Security Pacific among others.
For two years, Ms. Lett served as Director of Meeting Services for American Healthcare Institute responsible for over 1800 meetings each year. Thereafter, she worked for three years as Chief of Protocol and Manager, Corporate Events and Meetings at MCI TeleCommunications
 Corporation. For the past thirty three years, she has been a frequent speaker at various association conventions and local association meetings on the subjects of International Protocol and Business Etiquette.
Her first book was a collaboration with Brian Tracy (marketing guru) and Stephen A. Covey (business acumen guru) called Mission Possible. Her next book titled  “That's So Annoying! – An Etiquette Expert On The World’s Most Irritating Habits And What To Do About Them" was released in July 2009. "Modern Civility: Etiquette for Dealing with Annoying, Angry and Difficult People" was released in 2014.  "Credibility in the Courtroom: How Your Etiquette and Image Can Sabotage Your Case" will be released by the end of 2015.  Ms. Lett is also a contributing author to "101 Great Ways to Compete in Today’s Job Market" by Michelle A. Riklan and David Riklan, released in 2014.
Ms. Lett holds a Master of Legal Studies (MLS) (Hospitality Law) degree from Antioch School of Law, Washington, D.C. and Bachelor degrees in Restaurant, Hotel, & Institutional Management (B.S) and Public Relations (B.A.) from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. She has also earned a certificate in Adult Learning Techniques from The George Washington University.
Professionally, Ms. Lett is an active member of the International Platform Society, National Speakers Association; National Speakers Association- Washington, DC Chapter; Women Business Owners; American Society for Training and Development and past member of the Professional Convention Management Association; American Society of Association Executives; Foundation for International Meetings (Board of Governors 1986-1987). She was elected into Who's Who of American Women; Who's Who of Advertising Executives; 2000 Notable American Women; Who's Who of the World's Women; Who's Who of U.S. Executives and Who's Who of the World.
In September, 2007, Ms. Lett was honored by her Alma-mater, Purdue University, Department of Hotel & Tourism Management by being chosen as a Distinguished Darden Professor